The Real Winner Of Last Night's Democratic Debate

While it would appear that the mainstream media has crowned Senator Elizabeth Warren the winner of last night's first Democratic primary debate, on a more quantitative and objective level, it would seem there was another female candidate that stood out to the American audience.

Before the debate, Warren was indeed the 'most-searched' Democratic candidate on Google...

But as the debate began and the clown-show escalated, one candidate dominated the search...

As Fox News reports, Tulsi Gabbard, an Army National Guard veteran who served in Iraq, grabbed the attention of the viewers every time she spoke about foreign policy and the military.

During the debate, she called for scaling back of U.S. military presence abroad and accused “this president and his chicken hawk cabinet have led us to the brink of war with Iran.”

Gabbard's military experience gave her authority in a harsh exchange with Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan, who said the U.S. must maintain forces in Afghanistan to ensure the Taliban is kept in check.

"When we weren't in there, they started flying planes into our buildings," Ryan said.

"The Taliban didn't attack us on 9/11, Al Qaeda attacked us on 9/11," Gabbard replied.

The data show that the moment that generated the most search traffic for Gabbard was when she was making her closing argument.

As @Abu_Faris noted so succinctly:

"Assuming the Google "trend" isn't a manifestation of their algorithms then it appears that most adults are interested in a calm, stoic, but non-clown like candidate"

Of course, there is another explanation

Of course, the left immediately jumped, blaming the Russians for Gabbard's surge in search interest...

Gabbard's response...

Finally, in a post-debate spin-room exchange with Breitbart News editor-at-large Joel Pollak, Gabbard explained why she is "the most qualified" to become commander-in-chief...

"Of all the candidates who are running for president, I’m the one who is most qualified to fulfill that responsibility to walk into the Oval Office and serve as commander-in-chief. And I think you heard tonight some of the reasons why those who lack the experience, lack the understanding, and conviction would, unfortunately, put our country in a place where we’d end up waging more wars, costing us more lives and tax-payer dollars. This is why I’m running for president, to be that person, to be that change in our foreign policy and those regime-change wars, new cold wars nuclear arms races and invest our precious dollars into serving the needs of our people."